The BBC is to expand its UK digital radio network with nine new transmitters in England and Wales within the next year. The latest phase of the BBC’s digital radio expansion plan will bring around 1.2 million people into national DAB coverage in Wales, Cornwall, Cumbria, Norfolk, Kent and Humberside. The exact date of the launch is subject to local authority planning applications and good weather windows.
“The BBC has been committed to DAB digital radio since its launch and we are delighted to announce our plans to expand coverage further,” said Simon Nelson, Controller of BBC Radio & Music Interactive. “We hope listeners in these areas will now discover the benefits and additional choice that digital radio offers.”